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Discover Florence through its crafts and craftsmen

Exploring some of Florence’s workshops

Yes, you’ve made it to Florence! You’ve made a long list of all the things you want to see. Monuments. Squares. Churches. Good! But what we offer here is a different way to get to know the city, to savour it. Here we suggest that you add the people to your list of things to see. Flesh-and-blood Florentines, people who speak the local language and whose knowledge of the city flows through their veins. More than that, these people represent Florence at its truest, they are the ones who have brought it alive and made what it is today: a city where you can literally feel beauty, art, and ... the handmade, in every corner. For real.

Vecchio Conventino in Florence
Vecchio Conventino in Florence

One of the places not to be missed in Florence is Il Vecchio Conventino, in via Giano della Bella, 20/1 (Porta Romana area), where ARTEX, Centro per l'Artigianato Artistico e Tradizionale della Toscana is based, as well as more than 20 different workshops.

Il Vecchio Conventino is a unique place and an original experience, bringing together so many artisans in one place. Craftmen of jewelery, ceramics, crystal and paintings that also offer the possibility to book practical demonstrations, enabling you to get "hands-on", or just listen to the noise of the gears grinding and the stories told.

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